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Insufficient Mating Material [Mass Market Paperback]

Rowena Cherry
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29 Jun 2007
Insufficient Mating Material takes up where Forced Mate ended, with Djetthro-Jason (Jethro-Jason) severely beaten, about to undergo surgery to change his face and identity before his shotgun wedding to the frivolous Princess Martia-Djulia (Marsha-Julia). No one gives a thought to what Martia-Djulia might do when she realises that it is not her unsuitable lover, Commander Jason, but a stranger being frog-marched up the aisle to become her Mate. Her surprising reaction sets off a firestorm of rumour and rattles a murderer who thought he had gotten away with an ancient crime.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing; New title edition (29 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505527111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505527110
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,554,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Insufficient Mating Material is an outstanding sequel to Forced Mate! Cherry skillfully combines mystery, romance, and humor with a fast-paced science fiction adventure. I couldn't put it down! --Jean, Fallen Angel Reviews

Racy and wildly entertaining futuristic romance --Writers Write

A Steamy Satisfying Sci-Fi --Laurel Bradley, Author of A Wish in Time, 22nd February 2007

Racy and wildly entertaining futuristic romance --Writers Write

A Steamy Satisfying Sci-Fi --Laurel Bradley, Author of A Wish in Time, 22nd February 2007

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Djust Great! 4 Dec 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
We drooled over Prince Djetthro-Jason before and now Rowena Cherry has written his story--one that was definitely worth the wait! In her typical fashion, Ms. Cherry combines sex, action, love, and adventure into one terrific story. Did I say sex? Whoowee!

Princess Martia-Djulia is overlooked, underrated, but not underfed. Commander Jason has captured her heart and she refuses to give in to Emperor Tarrant-Arragon's demand that she marry Prince Djetthro-Jason. Meantime, Djetth, having had wild and crazy sex with her as Jason, is quite amenable to at least the bedsport part of the deal. Her curves drive him absolutely mad with desire. But he has to be patient--not his long suit.

Patience isn't the princess's brother's long suit, either. When Djetth doesn't make progress convincing the princess to mate with him, the emperor decides to shoot the two wayward lovers down on a deserted island. The couple has to resort to surviving on their wits--which is hard since they're both at their wits' end.

Insufficient Mating Material is a sexy, funny adventure story, and informative, too. I had a great time reading this book. Ms. Cherry has written a great follow-up to Forced Mate and Mating Net that won't disappoint either her fans or her new readers. IMM is a stand-alone book. You don't have to read the previous book and novella to have a great reading experience. But I'll bet you'll want to read her other books once you've read this one.

Three cheers for Rowena Cherry!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Care to take on a god? 19 Nov 2006
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What is it like, exactly, when two gods go head to head? One will come out the top dog for sure, but it might not be the one readers originally think of. Even on a (supposedly) deserted island, Rowena Cherry can spice up our lives hotter than the blazing sun and it's survival of the royal fittest in her latest futuristic romance, sequel to the phenomenal "Forced Mate".

Princess Martia-Djulia, sister to the hero in Cherry's first book, is enraged when she is deceived by her brother and almost tricked into a royal marriage to an insufficient and malnourished prince. Where is her beloved Jason, the lusty and enigmatic lover she cannot, nor wants to, forget? When she flees the ill planned Mating ceremony, her twisted emperor brother has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

Prince Djetthro-Jason must mince words and actions--literally. After a brutal beating at the hands of the Tigron Emperor, he must tread carefully if he wishes to live. Fortunately all the carefully laid steps are taking him in what has become an increasingly intriguing direction. The Princess Martia-Djulia makes for quite an entertaining and vexing partner when they become stranded on a deserted An' Koori island. Survival has met its match in the pampered and fluffy-minded woman and it's all the prince can do to see that they both survive the long, enticing nights let alone meet their more basic needs. Oh, what fun can be had under the cover of golden sheets!

Author Cherry doesn't mince words in her amazing sci-fi tales. Stellar wit, wonderful characters and amazing research into basic and not so basic survival techniques make for a very real and relatable environment for the prince and princess. This was without a doubt one of my favorite reads of 2006!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining sequel to "Forced Mate" 14 Nov 2007
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Like the first book in this series, "Forced Mate," this is a Space Opera romantic comedy.

It is the second in a series of books of which the sequence is

1) Forced mate
2) Insufficient mating material
3) Knight's Fork (Love Spell Futuristic Romance)

(There is a further prequel, Mating Net, which at the moment only appears to be available on Kindle from the US Amazon site.)

I thought "Forced Mate" was a contender for the description of being the silliest book I have ever read, but it was also very entertaining and did make me laugh out loud several times. "Insufficient Mating Material" is almost as silly but even funnier. It takes the mickey out of everything from Science Fiction, through Romance, Espionage, and the Freemasons, to the Royal Lifesaving Association.

The basis for the story is that our galaxy contains two major powers, both led by the last surviving members of a superhuman race called "Great Djinn." The first is the Empire of the "Communicating words" under God-Emperor Djerrold Vulcan V. Imagine him as Emperor Palpatine in "Star Wars IV: a New Hope" or "The Empire Strikes back" e.g. a sinister ruler who rarely appears onscreen and you have it about right. Much of the power in the empire is in the hands of his son, Crown Prince Tarrant-Arragon, also known as the Tiger Prince.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A romantic, breathtaking escape from reality, with some hot erotic...
With a new identity, honour bound Tiger Prince, Jeth, (Djethro-Jason) finds himself at his own mating day with none other than his sweetheart Princess, Martia-Djulia. Read more
Published on 20 Oct 2007 by Mrs. T. Newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Frolicking Foray into the Tigron Empire
"Insufficient Mating Material" is another frolicking foray into the Tigron Empire and the saga of the Great Djinn. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2007 by EM Sky
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful sequel to Forced Mate
I loved Forced Mate so wasn't surprised I loved Insufficient Mating Material. The author is witty, tells an intelligent and humorous story that also has an amazing plot running... Read more
Published on 4 July 2007 by Gerri Bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars Another hot and captivating episode of the rut-rageous Djinns
For some, life is a game. In past politics and relationships, Martia-Djulia and Djetthro-Jason have both been pawns. Now a new match begins and the objective is Marriage. Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2007 by Cy Korte
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Sequel
I simply loved Ms Cherry's first book FORCED MATE and couldn't wait until the sequels release INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL. It was well worth the wait. I couldn't put it down. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2007 by N. Lessard
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Sequel
Anyone reading the debut novel FORCED MATE by Rowena Cherry was introduced to a brand new world of a highly interesting mating practices of Djinn royalty complete with court... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2006 by M. Rondeau
5.0 out of 5 stars utterly brilliant
Insufficient Mating Material is Rowena Cherry's follow up to Forced Mate (Dorchester Love Spell, November 2004) and her novella Mating Net. Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2006 by Deborah MacGillivray
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